Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Earlier this year, I did an experiment painting a unit of Clan Escher on a facebook live session to show how you can try to utilize that extended drying time to your advantage.

The technique has developed a lot since then, with new colors added, and even new jars to put my "remodeled paints" into!

Here's a link to that original session:

I am trying to create my own bottled versions of the Mig Ammo Oilbrushers.  I really love those, so I am trying to expand on that range by making my own.  It is relatively simple, as I already know the colors which I want to create... these are colors which I use the most, or ones that I would like to try more often.

Using my high quality white spirits, I think I can make something close enough, although I will be most curious to see if the drying times also come a bit closer.

As it is now, the Mig Oilbrushers can dry in about 4-5 hours.  Standard oil paint takes longer, especially if it is thicker.  So, we shall see what happens when the mixture contains more of the white spirits.  I don't expect it to dry that much faster, nor do I really need it to do that.  more of a curiosity than anything else :-)

Stay tuned!